September 7 - 13, 2010
Letter to the Editor Letters to the Editor 6796 SW 62 Ave. • South Miami, FL 33143 E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
Village resident experiences parasailing danger firsthand To the Editor:
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I am a big fan of your community newspapers and find them very helpful in providing important information to the local residents about issues concerning safety, politics, and local happenings. As a Palmetto Bay resident I am writing to share with you and your newspaper a horrifying experience that my wife and I went through when we almost died in a parasailing accident a few weeks ago. While vacationing in Punta Cana in the Dominican Republic, the line to a parasail that we were riding on snapped and sent us flying hundreds of yards over the ocean and crashing into the beach where we almost smashed into a concrete wall. We barely escaped with our lives. At the very same time as our accident, two other parasailing accidents occurred and people almost got killed. It all made me realize how dangerous parasailing really was. Upon my return home to Palmetto Bay from vacation, I read the story of a father and 6year-old daughter who were slammed into a Miami seawall in yet another parasailing accident. I then felt the obligation to share my story with others so that they can avoid having to go through the unnecessary trauma that my wife and I went through or, even worse, getting killed. My wife and I are the parents of two young children that we almost left behind because of our accident. My goal is simply to get the word out to your readers in the hopes of warning them about how dangerous parasailing really is. I often see photos of your readers on vacation posing with your newspaper (and we have done so ourselves). It would be nice to warn them of the potential deathtrap of parasailing overseas so that they can avoid making the same mistake that my wife and I did while vacationing with our family this year. Sincerely,
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